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CNN presenter Richard Quest, made his way to Nigeria and one of the things he commented about during a live chat with Nigeria Info Presenters is the $38M found in an apartment in Ikoyi. The famous CNN presenter and journalist is currently in the country to shoot on how easy to do business in Nigeria, as well the challenges.
With regards the $38M found in an Ikoyi apartment, read what Quest said below:
"The best story of the day apart from Macron has to be the money found in the apartment"
"The next best thing is the head of the security force who says it was money that was being kept for covert operations that nobody seemed to know anything about. He added
"These are very serious and legitimate questions. And if these spark a debate that goes further and further than the usual debate...if that is all it does then you have wasted a good crisis.
"But if it sparks a real debate about what transparency, and where money is spent, and accountability then it is to the good. The whole whistle blower law, that has been introduced, that has brought in so much money, that has started a process, I am telling you something it won't be my generation that will see the end of this, it probably won't be yours, it would probably be your children's generation that will see finally the fruition of what we start to see now."
About the whistle blowing policy, Quest stated: "Anything that starts this process, you cannot continue to go round the world or exist in the world with policies that either promote or facilitates lax of transparency or corruption.
"You simply cannot. I mean there are rules against that in the rest of the world. And that is a stain, and that is going to take more than just a little bit of talk to clean up."